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David Bowie: World pays respects after music icon's death

Tributes have poured in across the world for musician David Bowie, after he died from cancer aged 69.

Hundreds gathered in his birthplace of Brixton to celebrate the life of a man whose career spanned six decades, while tributes were also left at his home in New York, his star on the Hollywood Boulevard and in Berlin, where he lived during perhaps his most fruitful creative period in the 1970s.

According to a statement on the singer's Facebook page, the performer died on Sunday, surrounded by his loved ones.

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David Bowie on course for tenth UK chart-topping album

David Bowie has already had nine UK number one albums. Credit: PA

David Bowie's new album Blackstar is on course to be his tenth UK number one, the Official Charts Company has said.

Music experts are predicting a huge surge in sales of various Bowie albums following his death, with Blackstar already selling 43,000 copies, 25,000 ahead of its closest competitor for Friday's number one spot.

Early indicators suggest Bowie is set to make multiple entries on this week’s chart as fans pay tribute to the singer.

Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot said: “We are expecting a huge surge for a wide range of Bowie albums in this week’s Official Albums Chart.

"Bowie made so many great albums, constantly reinventing himself, that everyone has their own favourites and fans are clearly reminding themselves of his massive contribution to popular music by buying these great, iconic works.”

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